This book is a revelation! . . . Documents and recounts in rich detail the large, diverse range of Native peoples who migrated from the North American mainland (Florida and the US Southwest when under Spanish rule) and especially from Mesoamerica (Mexico and Central America) to the Caribbean. . . . Highly recommmended.
Positions the Caribbean more centrally in the Western Hemisphere’s often-deplorable tradition of relocated populations and nudges us out of the old black-white Cuba story. The next time you dip back to island history, think black-white-Maya-Athapaskan-Creek, for starters.
--Hispanic American Historical Review
Invites us to rethink how colonialism forced some Amerindians far from their ancestral homelands but nonetheless situated them as important actors in Cuban history.
--Journal of Native American and Indigenous Studies
Provides a rich historical account of Cuban Indigenous diasporas that powerfully depicts the scope and complexity of transnational Indigenous social relations in the Americas.